Rheingold 1978
Germany, 1977. A mature, rich and bored woman called Elisabeth (Elke Aufderheide) is taking a ride with the “Rheingold”, a first-class high-speed train of the seventies along the river Rhine. In the train she is meeting her old school mate and lover who is working as a waiter and falls in love with him again. Her husband, a busy politician, realizes what’s going on and tries to catch the train to face his wife and her lover in a fatal showdown.

One of the most entertaining and critically acclaimed films of the New German Cinema, RHEINGOLD is a metaphorical portrait of Germany centered on the fate of typical passengers on the luxury Trans-Europe Express train "Rheingold". Writer/director Niklaus Schilling weaves the motifs of various Rhine legends into a murder mystery narrative with spellbinding style and suspense. The title doesn't only reference the train's name, but of course also Wagner and the Nibelungen saga.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 01:27:30 | 5.98 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English, Deutsch
Genre: Drama

Director: Niklaus Schilling
Cast: Elke Haltaufderheide, Rudiger Kirschstein, Gunther Malzacher
Country: West Germany

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